SSI Appeals

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Education for Justice
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SSA is mostly doing hearings over the phone right now.

Social Security has to send you a written notice to deny your application, cut you off or lower your SSI. To get SSI, you must be at least 65 years old or show that you have a long-lasting disability that keeps you from working. It can be mental or physical. You have the right to appeal an SSI decision if you think it’s wrong.

You can get forms for free from the Social Security Administration. Call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

You can also get the forms online. Submit your appeal online at